Dr. Donald R. Shepson
Professor of Bible and Religion
Dr. Shepson first began teaching at Montreat College in 2005. After moving to Toccoa Fall College in 2012, he returned to Montreat College in 2014, and he is currently the chair of Montreat’s Bible and Religion Department. Prior to his teaching career, Dr. Shepson held various positions in Christian ministry: college pastor at Christ Church in Hamilton, MA, youth pastor at First Alliance Church in Fort Myers, FL, program director at Alliance Redwoods Conference Grounds in Occidental, CA, and camp director at Lake Swan Camp in Melrose, FL.
Dr. Shepson earned his B.A from Wheaton College in Illinois, his Master of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and his Ph.D. in Educational Ministry from the Talbot School of Theology at Biola University. His dissertation studied the effects of relationships on the spiritual formation of college students. Dr. Shepson was ordained into the Anglican Mission in the Americas in 2007 from within the Anglican Communion Network and spent time in service as a deacon serving at St. Paul’s Church in Asheville, NC, before being ordained a priest and becoming a church planter alongside his academic vocation.
Dr. Shepson views his call to ministry primarily to be the disciple-making and training of college students to complete the Great Commission, but he also has a deep love and need for the local church. He and his wife, Sara, have four children, three girls and a boy.